Tag: sanitation

Give thanks for the humble commode in your abode

An NPR blog we occasionally read points out that Thursday was “World Toilet Day.”  Yes, there’s a day for that. It’s dedicated to the “2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation,” according to the official World Toilet Day website — because of course it has its own website.   All kidding aside,  this is…

For some mothers, clean water is the best gift

This inspiring video celebrates the strength of three mothers who not only changed their families’ lives, but undoubtably saved them, all because they were brave enough to fight for clean water and better sanitation. This weekend, when you wish your mom a happy Mother’s Day, remember all the things that mothers around the world do…

One woman’s inspiring quest for clean water

For most of us, access to clean water is something we don’t need to think about. Turn on the tap, and out it flows. It’s something we take for granted until there’s a power failure or water main break. In many places around the world, though, people aren’t so lucky. Drought, infrastructure problems and a…